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Vacation? Make your house look occupied when you’re gone.

Leaving your home unoccupied while you are on vacation can be stressful if you live in an area where break-ins are common. Burglars look for homes that exhibit signs of vacancy, such as mail in the mailbox or several newspapers on the porch. By having a neighbor collect your mail, newspapers and any other packages you may have delivered, people will not be able to tell if you are at home or away.

Setting lights to turn off and on at specific intervals is also a good way of making your home look occupied. Timers can be used to turn lights on at dusk and off at bedtime or whatever time you choose to use. If you are going to be gone for more than a few days, make sure you have someone to trim and mow your yard.

The reputable agents at Humble & Davenport Insurance Agency can show you ways to protect your home while you’re away on vacation. By following the advice of your insurance agent, you can prevent your home from being the next statistic in terms of burglary and property damage.